On August 21st, 2015, Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani boarded a high-speed train headed for Paris, armed with an AK-47, a pistol, a box-cutter and(...)

French President François Hollande (centre) with Briton Chris Norman and Americans Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos at the Élysée Palace in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty Images

President François Hollande on Monday awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honour, to three Americans and a Briton who overpowered a(...)

French president Francois Hollande (left) awards US national guardsman Alek Skarlatos (centre) with the Legion of Honour medal for his role in disarminan armed attacker on train last week.Photograph:  Reuters

French president Francois Hollande on Monday awarded France’s highest honour, the Legion d’honneur, to three US citizens and a Briton who helped disar(...)

An undated photo  of  Ayoub El-Khazzani, who was overpowered by two US servicemen and other passengers  during an attack aboard an Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train on August 21st, 2015. File photograph: EPA

The man who boarded a high-speed Amsterdam-to-Paris train with a Kalashnikov rifle before being tackled by passengers was on the radar of authorities (...)

 Anthony Sadler (left), Alek Skarlatos (centre) and British man Chris Norman  after being awarded the medal of the city of Arras the day after they apprehended the suspect in a shooting on a Thalys train at Arras train station in Arras, northern France,  August 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Frederic Leturque/Twitter

A British consultant has described how he helped three young Americans overpower a gunman on a train in France. Chris Norman (62), was travelling fro(...)